Lahore Ravi in sight of victory against Peshawar


LAHORE: Lahore Ravi grabbed a 56-run win over Peshawar on day three of the four-day Division II Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Lahore Ravi were in complete control by the close of day. When the game resumed on Tuesday, Peshawar batsmen could add 118 runs to their overnight score of 14. Sajjad Ahmed (35) was the only player to get some runs. Lahore’s Abdul Ghaffar and Asif Ashfaq were too good for Peshawar batsmen.
They shared five and four wickets respectively. Meanwhile, at the LCCA ground, Aqeel Anjum and Lal Kumar fought back brilliantly for Hyderabad to go level with Lahore Shalimar. Scores: At Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Lahore Ravi 193 in 50.2 overs (Abid Ali 78, Zeeshan Ali 23, Imran Khalid 4-48, Riaz Afridi 4-77) and 149 in 47.4 overs (Junaid Jan 55, Abid Ali 43, Riaz Afridi 5-68, Akbar Badshah 3-8). Peshawar 168 in 43.2 overs (Israrullah 45, Akbar Badshah 55, Asif Raza 4-39, Abdul Ghaffar 4-57) and 118 in 36.4 overs (Sajjad Ahmed 35, Abdul Ghaffar 5-46, Asif Ashfaq 4-46). Result: Lahore Ravi won by 56 runs.
Overnight Score: Peshawar (Second Innings) 14-0 in 2.3 overs; Toss: Peshawar; Umpires: Shakeel Khan & Kaukab Butt; Referee: Nadeem Arshad; Scorer: Azhar Hussain. At LCCA Ground. Lahore Shalimar 355 in119 overs (Usman Salahuddin 134, Saad Nasim 75, Rana Adnan 29, Afzal Shahzad 27, Lal Kumar 3-91). Hyderabad 351-9 in 114.1 overs (Azeem Ghuman 36, Shahid Qambrani 49, 75 balls, Aqeel Anjum 89, Lal Kumar 85, Emmad Ali 4-108, Hasan Dar 3-63).